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This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage: A Collection By Ann Patchett Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062236678
Published: Harper - November 5th, 2013

A collection of twenty-two essays by an accomplished novelist and memoirist that offer glimpses into her life and the circuitous route by which she becomes a writer. From a rural childhood in Tennessee through the present day, Patchett examines her commitments: to the hard work and joy of her craft, to family, to friendships, and to books in an emotionally resonant portrait. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

We Are Water

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We Are Water: A Novel By Wally Lamb Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061941023
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Published: Harper - October 22nd, 2013

Artist Annie Oh astounds her family when she leaves her psychologist husband after a twenty-seven year marriage and three children for another woman, a wealthy, influential New York art dealer. Their impending wedding is the catalyst for revealing layers of generational trauma, is the backdrop for a family's ability to move through tragedy towards hope and healing. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Life in a Jar

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Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project By Jack Mayer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780984111312
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Published: Long Trail Press - March 28th, 2011

Written by a Vermont pediatrician, this is about three Kansas students who uncover the story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker responsible for saving the lives of more than 2,500 Jewish children from extermination in the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII. A glorious example of how one person’s heroism can change the world! ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


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